Category Archives: Theosophy

Baum vs. the Bible

When we discussed John R. Neill’s Lucky Bucky in Oz on the old Nonestica mailing list, J.L. Bell mentioned how Bucky recalled the story of Jonah and the Whale when riding inside Davy Jones. Biblical allusions are uncommon in the … Continue reading

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I Still Love the Old World

One thing that interested me when reading the Conan stories was Robert Howard’s idea of the Hyborian Age, a mythical era in the distant past when the Eurasian continent was physically different but still generally recognizable, and its people ancestors … Continue reading

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Krishnamurti’s Corner

What might be termed the American alternative religious movement has long expressed an interest in Indian religion, probably because of how exotic it seems to us. It’s really kind of offensive when you stop to think about it, but damned … Continue reading

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Thinking Theosophically

Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America, by Peter Washington – This book examines the history of Theosophy, the spiritual movement founded by Helena Blavatsky. I said a bit about her … Continue reading

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